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Mark Warner: Financial Reform Bill is “Just Right for the American People”


Mark Warner: “It was a little like the Goldilocks example yesterday; some guys saying this bill’s too soft on the banks, we had other folks saying this bill’s too hard on the banks, so maybe it’s just right for the American people because it kind of makes both ends a little bit upset.”

UPDATE 2:55 pm: The Senate just voted, 60-40, for cloture on the financial reform bill.  Three Republicans – Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins – voted yes, while two Democrats – Maria Cantwell and Russ Feingold – voted no.

UPDATE 9:02 pm: Financial reform passes, 69-39, in another major victory for President Obama. This guy’s quickly becoming LBJ in terms of legislation passed and signed!

  • somethingblue

    Senator Warner said, “Well, I think the shape of the earth is something that patriotic Americans can disagree on. I know there are those out there who say it’s round and others who think it’s flat. And I think the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. The people of Virginia elected me to work across the aisle and seek common ground, and that’s what I’m going to do.”

  • George W Bush used to use that logic all the time too — “If I’m making people on both the left and right unhappy I must be doing something right!”  And it’s stupid.  It makes the person saying it sound stupid.  Sometimes you disagree about something because you think it’s wrong.  If I’m wrong, then convince me.  But don’t dismiss me because I’m politically active and actually care about the topic and thus don’t make your life any easier.

  • Anyone heard if Sen. Scott Brown is a yes or a no on Wall Street reform today? Earlier he was a yes, yesterday he was a no, but I heard today he was supposed to be back to being a yes.  

  • KathyinBlacksburg

    when you presume to speak for the “American people.”  


  • KathyinBlacksburg

    one of his best routines on all the polls who speak for us.  I encourage you to view the video if you didn’t see the show when it aired (it re-aired earlier this week).